Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ilias Chair has told the Belgian media signing for the Championship side has given him confidence.

The 19 year old joined QPR in January after being told by former club K.Lierse SK he was surplus to requirements.

Speaking to Voetbal Nieuws, Chair was asked about joining QPR in the last window, and his reasons for leaving Belgium: “I left Lierse in January because they told me I had no future, I could not fully show my qualities and QPR gave me confidence and immediately noticed my qualities.”

Chair came through the JMG academy, but after signing for Lierse in 2015 he failed to make the breakthrough at the Belgian club, which led to him arriving at QPR in January.

The young midfielder wasn’t involved in QPR’s opening league game of the season against Reading last weekend, but was given a run out during the midweek EFL Cup clash against Northampton Town.

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Chair came on as a 63rd minute substitute, and with QPR progressing to the next round he should expect to get more chances in the competition. The West London club have drawn Middlesbrough in the 2nd round, and Chair should again be included in the squad.